First things first, why might someone have created an account in the name of somebody you know and attempted to trick you into accepting them as a friend?
Here are some possibilities: So, imposters posing as your friends on Facebook can use the tactic to keep tabs on you, to steal personal information from you, and to try to spread malware and spam.
When someone uses pressure or coercion to get nude or sexually explicit photos from another person, that’s usually a form of sexual harassment.
Young people need to see that pressure for what it is – that it’s inherently disrespectful and abusive, that they owe themselves the self-respect that prevents this victimization, and that there are laws against it in many jurisdictions.
It’s important to keep in mind, too – whether or not sexting is illegal for people of any age in your state, province, or country – there can be significant psychological consequences, if coercion’s involved or if consensual sexting turns into a violation of trust between two people (if one partner later shares photos without the other’s consent).
There’s a broad range of motivations behind sexting – from digital flirting or attention-seeking to an aspect of sexual interplay to dating abuse or blackmail.
Parents, you need to be aware that truly dangerous apps exist and are readily available to your children.
We're taking volunteers for every position, from chat contributor to content creator to phone verifier and all that jazz. “Sexting” is a relatively new word that typically refers to sex-related or nude photos taken and shared via cellphone (most sexting happens on phones and doesn’t make it to the Web, according to research in the medical journal Pediatrics).Some experts say sexting can also be just sexually explicit text.In my presentations to parents, I list a handful of apps; however, you have to understand that there are literally millions of apps available and, even those apps where the intended purpose by the app’s creator may be innocent, can be used dangerously.The reverse is also applicable; however, with the apps I am about to showcase, it is unlikely that they would be used in a benign way. Seeking - Brandon Wade is the founder of this site and supporting apps are available on Google Play for Android devices as well as i Tunes for all i OS devices.Websites like Friends Reunited and Classmates have made it easy to work out who individuals might have known years before, and give imposters a head start as to who they might want to pose as.Of course, stalking, spamming, spreading malware and identity theft can all occur on Facebook without creating a bogus account.However, due to the distance and Edward's paranoia, he was unwilling to make the trip over to New York.This meant our contact there was unable to arrest him, due to Edward living in Massachusetts.In April 2016 we've hit a new milestone, that of conviction number 600! On average, 50 convictions a year for twelve years now.We've been working hard behind the scenes, still hitting the rooms and working with police. For those of you who only know us from "To Catch a Predator", we were working hard before TCAP and we're working hard after TCAP.